We were taken by surprise this morning by Elektron's announcement of a brand new hardware groovebox - Model:Samples. Coming in Febrary 2019, it will cost £410 and it looks and sounds amazing. Seemingly providing a more accessible price point than some of Elektron's other gear, this six track sample based groovebox nonetheless has a great feature set - yet is super portable.
Elektron told us this about it:
"Meet the six track groovebox that offers massive sound in a compact size. You get pretty much all of the Elektron superpowers in a sleek, lightweight, and accessible package. Loads of useful presets and loads of space for your own sounds. The controls are right there at your fingertips. A truly plug-and-play bundle of joy!"
The sound engine uses high-quality digital samples. There are 300 preset sounds supplied by Splice, ranging from the familiar kicks, snares, and hi-hats to exotic, never-before-heard ones. With a few tweaks, you can easily personalize any sample until it sounds just the way you want it. Transfer your own samples into it, or use any of the expertly crafted custom sound packs.
As an Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. They’re all right there on the front panel; just grab a knob and twist it. Unleash your music spontaneously using the six tough, velocity-sensitive pads. Record your every move live, or punch in your creation one step at a time using the superb Elektron sequencer.
At under one kilogram, you’re getting the benefits of a light and convenient machine that will surprise you with its snarling sonic power.
Price: 410.00 GBP
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